Public Sector

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NHS accountant jailed over £2m fraud

NHS accountant at two primary care trusts set up standing orders to own accounts in order to buy property

30 Jul 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

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CIPFA treasurer quits over pension deficit concern

Ian Perkin calls on CIPFA to use office sale surplus next year to pay down pension deficit

16 Jul 2014

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

07 Jul 2014

ICAS members knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Amyas Morse and Ewan Brown knighted

16 Jun 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

Three firms pick up remaining Audit Commission work

BDO, KPMG and EY pick up remaining local government Audit Commission contracts

02 Apr 2014

Local audit changes could undermine auditor independence

Transparency International warns changes to local audit system may "inadvertently allow corruption to thrive"

15 Nov 2013

Ex-IFAC CEO moves to CIPFA

Ian Ball to develop the institute's international offering

24 Sep 2013

NAO qualifies local government accounts

Department for Communities and Local Government accounts qualified following spending breaches

02 Jul 2013

Ernst & Young called in to save foundation hospital

Ernst & Young's most senior insolvency practitioners take up role at Mid Staffordshire Hospital Trust

16 Apr 2013

Local Audit Bill has “gaping holes”, says Hodge

Arrangements set out in Local Audit Bill "will result in a more complex and fragmented audit regime", says Margaret Hodge

18 Jan 2013

Accounting error wipes £2.3m off Cambridge Council budget

E&Y confirms council's £2.3m December budget adjustment

07 Jan 2013

Public sector audit work improves for 2011/12

Audit Commission finds there have been improvements in the standard of financial reporting at local bodies

14 Dec 2012

Lack of quality data hinders government's budgeting

Government departments need to better align budgeting and planning, says NAO

18 Oct 2012

CIPFA chief Steve Freer to step down

Steve Freer to leave CIPFA within the next 12 months, after 12 years of service

01 Oct 2012

Institutes launch public sector audit review

CIPFA and IIA launch consultation on first set of public sector internal audit standards

17 Jul 2012

Big firms scoop up Audit Commission work

Grant Thornton picks up four Audit Commission contracts - DA Partnership picks up just one deal

05 Mar 2012

KPMG: UK fraud hits record high in 2011

Management fraud soars 74 per cent, leaving investors vulnerable, according to figures by Big Four firm

30 Jan 2012

New entrants set for Audit Commission bidding

Audit commission bosses cite "high interest" among potential new players to the market

30 Aug 2011

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